Tadcaster is one of four start points for the Para-Cycling International road races to be held on the first day of the championships, Saturday 21 September.
The para-cycling races will be one of the qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so will attract the very best riders. In our district,the races will visit North Duffield, Riccall, Kelfield, Cawood, Ryther, Ossendyke, Ulleskelf and Tadcaster itself before heading out towards Wetherby.
The para-cycling races are followed by the week-long UCI Road World Championships - the biggest event in the cycling calendar. Riders compete for their countries rather than for individual race teams. It’s the only time this happens outside of the Olympics.
On Friday 27 September, the district will see riders involved in the women’s junior and men’s under-23 road races, as they make their way from Doncaster to Harrogate. These races will come into the district at Little Heck, then take in Eggborough, Kellington, Beal, Birkin, Hillam, Monk Fryston, South Milford, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Barkston Ash, Towton and then through Tadcaster and out towards Wetherby.
Tadcaster hosted a start for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. The town came together to celebrate in style. We want these celebrations to be even bigger and better.
Dame Sarah Storey visited Tadcaster to talk to local school children about the event
To find out the most up to date information about the race including road closures and how to get involved then go to Selby District Council website here
On the day of the race TEMPT will be hosting a community event on Kirkgate and Westgate. The event will be very similar to the Tour de Yorkshire community event, with lots of stalls, have a go activities relating to adapted bicycles and also a big screen to watch the racing.
Manor Farm, soon to be relaunched as The Barn, will be open with the skate park up for all to enjoy with BMX bikes and skateboards for all to use.